Late November I was invited to a weekend escape to the beautiful city Luxembourg. I was pleasantly surprised by the romantic ambiance and beauty of this city that until now has steered clear of mass tourism. I will blog more about the city trip in a later post. Today I’d like to focus on the lovely dinner we had at the most talked about hotspot: Restaurant Mu Luxembourg.
Restaurant Mu Luxembourg is located at 40 Boulevard d’Avranches on the 8th and upper floor of the Sofitel Le Grand Ducal Hotel. The panoramic view over the city alone is worth an evening at Mu. In daylight you can see as far as the eye reaches and at night it is a magical spectacle of twinkling lights and illuminated landmarks. The interior design is modern and inviting with rich materials like velvet, onyx and wood while the bar and lounge area is ultra modern with an eighties vibe. Bright colours, a black and white carpet, a David Bowie mural, blue light and a gleaming bar make it the perfect scene for cocktails sipping.
The name Mu already gives away what the restaurant’s signature dish is: beef (mu=the sound a cow makes). Mu is also Greek for number 40, the address of the restaurant. The concept is shared dining. Small dishes that are starter size will take you on an international journey of flavours. Scallops with chimichurri, octupus a la plancha, tuna tataki, or aubergine Sicilian style. Culinary traditions mingle with modern flair and different cultures. But the real signature dishes are the beef tartar, beef tenderloin pieces, ribs and burger. For dessert indulge in the best cheeses or one of the sweet seductions by Chef Patissier Yannick Ferraton.
All the while don’t forget to sip on that signature cocktail: the Mu’st, a sweet blend of Blanc de noir wine infused with rosemary and tarragon and a few drops of gin. My verdict? I loved the versatility of flavours and ingredients, the service was outstanding, and the view is to die for!
Starters: € 7-11, Mains €15-30, Dessert € 5-10
This post was created in collaboration with Sofitel, Accor Hotels. All opinions are my own.